Church of St Leonard, New Lane, Middleton - Rochdale

Highly significant historical landmark church dating from the early C15 including earlier fabric, notably the Norman chancel arch in the East face of the west tower. The nave of 4 bays has side aisles and ornately carved porch. C15 timber screen, stalls with misericords and tracery ends. Stained glass commemorates the victory at Flodden Field 1513, an event at which a team of Middleton archers were involved. The soft sandstone is heavily eroded with localised instability. A National Lottery Heritage Fund grant is stabilising the south facing masonry; further consolidation work required.

Church of St Leonard, New Lane, Middleton - Rochdale
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST LEONARD
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1162332
    Local Planning Authority:
    Rochdale
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Leonard
    Street Name:
    New Lane
    Locality:
    Middleton
    County:
    Greater Manchester
    District / Borough:
    Rochdale
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Heywood and Middleton
    Region:
    North West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    D
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA